Here’s an excellent post about Version Control for authors over on my friend Bryce Beattie’s blog, StoryHack.  Definitely worth the read!

Why would an author even care?

Perhaps you don’t yet see how all of this might affect you.

“That’s great,” You say, “But why does a mild-mannered sanitation engineer like myself care about this miraculous solution to a problem that only the nerdiest geeks have? I just want to write the great American novel.”

I’m so glad you asked.

Here are some reasons why an author might want a version control system of his very own. In other words, here’s why you might want to keep a history of every version of a piece of fiction.

Go read the whole thing!  Version Control for Authors (on Windows) Part I